Yesterday we ran a story where we concluded that famed Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy would be returning to the role in the upcoming prequel video game Batman: Arkham Origins based on comments he made at Dallas Comic-Con. We have since learned that this is not the case and that Conroy will not be voicing the dark knight detective and we do apologize for the mis-information. Instead, voice actor Roger Craig Smith (Sonic the Hedgehog) has been confirmed to voice Batman with Troy Baker (Booker DeWitt in Bioshock Infinite) providing his voice for The Joker (via IGN).
Conroy’s comments about “working on the next Arkham game” do bring up an interesting point. Will the actor voice a different character in “Arkham Origins” or is Rocksteady in fact working on a true sequel to their “Arkham City” title where Conroy will voice Batman? We may not know for some time, but check back here for confirmation on the matter in the future. Don’t forget to check out the full trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins by clicking here.
Developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged.
Batman: Arkham Origins will be available for the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 25, 2013.